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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 18, 2012 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here goes nothing!!

But do you think they're "overrated"?

I think to qualify as overrated something has to be, well, rated highly. Whether or not you like any of those, it would be hard to argue that they've ever been rated up there with Dark Star.

I enjoy Casey Jones just fine, but I'd agree it's "overrated" in the sense that it's one of the few that ever got popular enough for lots of folks to know it, and I can't say it's one I'd have gone all nuts about if it's all I'd heard.

I also like Touch of Grey just fine, but am perplexed as to why it ever became a hit. It's pretty lightweight in the scheme of the whole canon, really. Why DID it catch on so much? I'd call it "overrated" in the sense that its impact and popularity seems to way overmatch what it offers.

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Poster: august_wst Date: Sep 18, 2012 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here goes nothing!!

....Point of Order please Judge... How are you defining overrated then?

I mean Truckin' certainly qualifies then. A good song and all but really it seems like they played it for the "other people" who came, and not necessarily the touring folk.

and Liberty?!?! what the crap?

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 18, 2012 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Truckin' does NOT qualify!

April 16, 1972, Aarhus University, Denmark – http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-04-16.sbd.miller.18103.sbeok.shnf - This is sometimes mislabeled as Truckin> Caution or even Truckin> Caution> UJB… I don’t know why. In any case, it is an awesome, must-hear Truckin’> Other One jam for sure.

August 12, 1972, Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA – http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-08-12.sbd.smith.gems.105132.flac16 - First time they turned the dynamic duo around, Truckin’ comes after a tasty Other One> Black Peter> Other One sandwich. Truckin’ is 12 minutes long and the jam is fully charged up after a short but very cool Other One reprise/verse two.

March 26, 1973 - Balitmore Civic Center - http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-03-26.sbd.miller.34787.sbeok.flac16 - An absolutely stellar Truckin’ jam that goes way out into space before settling into WRS prelude. Beautiful and classic sequence from an amazing month of shows.

June 9, 1973, RFK Stadium - http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-09.sbd.patched.barry.93475.sbeok.shnf - Nice transition from Gone into Truckin’, followed by an INSANE Truckin’ jam that goes in unexpected directions and gets very hot, followed by a little Phil/Billy, a mellow jam, a Here Comes Sunshine tease, and finally PITB. First Truckin’> PITB (and one of only four ever).

May 19, 1974, Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR – http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-05-19.sbd.fix.miller.107165.flac16 - Flat-out awesome Truckin/Nodody’s attack into a gorgeous MLB/NFA jam. One of the best parts of one of the year’s best shows.

May 25, 1974, Campus Stadium, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA – http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-05-25.sbd.jmiller.205.sbeok.shnf - The Dead tear Truckin’ apart like a band at the height of its powers and then rip into a brief but blistering Nobody’s jam that descends into a spicy little groove before entering pretty deep space.

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Poster: august_wst Date: Sep 18, 2012 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Truckin' does NOT qualify!

If you were a lawyer you'd be one of those guys who sends over 75 file cartons of paperwork for an evidence request, wouldn't you?

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 18, 2012 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Truckin' does NOT qualify!

No need for 75 boxes.. These five selections will do just fine. Blow the jury's minds with psychadelic power blues, that's my approoach.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 19, 2012 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Truckin' does NOT qualify!

"These five selections will do just fine."

Well, I definitely agree with the Santa Barbara show, but that's only because I started at the bottom. Will touchback when I've reached the top.

Judge TOOTMO

P.s. FWIW, I've always enjoyed the Europe '72 Truckin'>Prelude>???>Morning Dew. This Truckin' was probably the first s t r e t c h e d o u t tune of theirs that I had heard. (And this amDew is the one that put me on to the Dew.)

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Poster: august_wst Date: Sep 18, 2012 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Truckin' does NOT qualify!

I was talking mid 80's on

every song had a high point (except maybe Day Job)

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 19, 2012 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Truckin' does NOT qualify!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej5gOgsInJU&;

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 18, 2012 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here goes nothing!!

Touch: a catchy tune, tinkly riff, and a simplistic message - I will get by - that resonates with the unwashed masses. (Reminds me of Barry Manilow's We Made it Through - another paean to mediocrity.) All packaged neatly for 3-minute radio play. Agree with your sentiments completely.

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